August 15, 2017 Announcements




    Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017





    UofL’s Society of Physics Students chapter is hosting a viewing party on Aug. 21 for the solar eclipse. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mike Miller Park, next to the Land Between the Lakes. More information is available on the SPS website



    Dr. Stephen O’Connor, a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, recently taught a series of sessions on suicide prevention at a university in China.




    UofL versus Purdue Football ticket offer

    The University of Louisville Athletics department would like to offer faculty and staff an exclusive football ticket offer for the season opener in Indianapolis. Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and No. 17 Louisville Football kick off the 2017 season in an ACC-Big Ten showdown against Purdue Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start as low as $20. Click here to reserve your seat and use the promo code: UOFLFAC to redeem your unique discount. You must create an account and buy tickets with your email address.
    Additional Information: 502-GOCARDS


    Back-to-School dental promotion available

    UofL friendly dental providers are offering free oral health screenings and orthodontic consultations for children and youth to age 21 through the end of October. Receive a $250 credit toward the cost of braces if treatment is started within six weeks of the initial visit. Call 502-852-SMILE (7645) for an appointment.
    Additional Information: Website


    NCAA Athletics Compliance: A Campus-Wide Shared Responsibility

    UofL is committed to promoting an atmosphere of compliance and maintaining institutional control. UofL staff, faculty and students have a shared responsibility when it comes to NCAA compliance. If you have questions about NCAA rules or have information about potential NCAA violations to report, please contact the university’s Athletics Compliance Office. Anonymous reporting is available. 
    Additional information:, 502-852-8871 or anonymous reporting is also available on-line by going to and clicking on “Athletics” from top banner then “Compliance” and then “Send Anonymous Report.”


    Brook Street Congestion

    August 17, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Brook Street
    Expect traffic congestion along Brook Street on Thursday, August 17. A major concrete pour will be taking place for the SAC Addition that will involve 65 to 70 concrete trucks beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting most of the day. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes that day.


    Dining Locations Opening for Fall Semester

    University Dining Services is excited to bring a number of new options to campus for fall semester. Locations will open on the following schedule:
    • August 15 – Starbucks (SAC), McAlister’s, Starbucks, Ville Grill, Au Bon Pain and Starbucks (HSC)
    • August 16 – Mark’s Feed Store and POD (UTA only)
    • August 20 – Twisted Taco
    • August 21 – The Marketplace featuring Olilo, prime Grill, Southern Traditions, the Exchange and Aqua Sushi by Drake’s. Also Wendy’s, Panda, Papa John’s, Twisted Taco, City Café, remaining PODs, Subway (Davidson) and Einstein Brothers
    • August 28 – Chick-Fil-A (SAC)


    Training and Workshops

    Openings Remain for Delphi U Online Fall 2017

    September 11-November 5, Online, Free
    Openings still remain for the Fall offering of Delphi U Online. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging eight week long workshop. Participants will learn two primary concepts: What it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. This is for full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance an online course between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018. Registration is open, click here to apply now.
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield at 852-0412.


    2017-18 Faculty Learning Community applications due

    The deadline to apply for one of three new faculty learning communities (FLCs) at the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) is Friday, August 25. These FLCs bring together small groups of cross-disciplinary faculty to investigate such topics as active learning spaces, adaptive learning, innovation and technology. These communities meet eight times throughout the course of the year to explore teaching innovation, assess impact on student learning, and present and publish results. 
    Additional Information: Website for application

    Health and Wellness

    Take a Moment of Mindfulness at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Come and “drop in” for a FREE evening session. No preregistration required.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website,, 852-7755


    Burn Calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Free for GHN members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website,, 852-7755


    Get moving with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:15-7 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:15-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Free for GHN members
    Get moving with GHN’s Nia class to help you find health through movement. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.